Middle East Economic Survey


No 15


Qatars Record 2010-11 Budget Targets Infrastructure Growth

Qatar has unveiled a record budget for fiscal year 2010-11, which starts on 1 April, with total revenue of QR127.5bn ($35.0bn), up 43.7% from QR88.7bn ($24.4bn) in 2009-10, and total expenditure of QR117.9bn ($32.4bn), up 24.8% from QR94.5bn ($26.0bn) in 2009-10. The budget, announced on 30 March by the Amir of Qatar, Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, under Decree 14 of 2010,...